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Learn the bookbinding core skills with our Handcrafts courses at the Owl & Lion in Sydney.

Join our Bookbinding Core Skills Workshop and learn to fold, cut, paste, and sew papers into beautiful books.
This course focus on Core Skills that are fundamental to Bookbinding.

In this one day class, you will be amazed at what you can achieve and learn.
Take folding and cutting to a new level, when we challenge your creativity on making innovative books and paper structures.

Through the process of making four different books designs, you learn important techniques that will get you on your Bookbinding Journey in no time.

Create four distinct projects with us:

  • Concertina Books - Learn to fold, cut and design many variations
  • 360 Round Book - Fun and great for Artists Books
  • Pamphlet Book - Single Section sewing
  • Star Book - Work 3-dimensionally in this multi-layered book

Ideal for

  • This is workshop is aimed at anyone who is curious and interested in learning some bookbinding skills.
  • This is a technical workshop: No experience necessary, but the workshop requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.

Please note, the workshop requires good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and cutting with a sharp knife, students must-have capability and confidence with this. You should be able to follow verbal instructions and health and safety information. Have basic numeracy to do accurate measurements and calculations.

We provide

All tools and materials, we use good quality art paper and there will be a large selection of decorative papers to choose from, to finish your books in style.

Venue and getting there

Start your Bookbinding Journey, in the heart of Sydney Inner West and learn from Master Bookbinder Isabelle McGowan who has taught in Europe for over 15 years.

The Owl & Lion Suite 6.05 Precinct 75 75 Mary Street, St Peters

The Owl & Lion Bindery is situated in a Creative Precinct alongside specialty Lifestyle shops, Art and Design Studios, a Craft Brewery, cafes, food trucks and a Coffee Roaster.

Public Transport Approx. 7 minutes walk from St Peters or Sydenham station.

Parking Lots of onsite parking available. Car parking access can also be from Edith St, St Peters.

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Bookbinding Core Skills at Owl & Lion

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$150 Limited inc GST / $120 / $135

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Bookbinding Core Skills at Owl & Lion

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